CALI Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program Awards are for the purpose of promoting the professional standing of the investigation profession and those committed to continuing education. Scholarship applications are due on or before May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. PST.

Qualification Criteria:
Applicants must be one of the following:
1. A licensed private investigator or private patrol operator
2. The son or daughter of a licensee
3. An employee of a licensee
4. Sponsored by a CALI member

Application Requirements:
Applicants must:
1. Meet one of the 'Qualification Criteria'
2. Complete the CALI Scholarship Application form
3. Submit an essay, on or before May 15, 2020

Essay Requirements:

Applications must be submitted with a typed essay ranging from 350-500 words, authored by the applicant. The essay should portray what distinguishes the applicant as deserving of the scholarship in addition to his or her educational pursuits relating to the investigation and/or security industries. All essays shall become the property of CALI and may be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee and/or its designee(s). The applicant authorizes the publication of the essay, in whole or in part.

Selection Criteria:

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications received by the deadline. The basis for selection by the committee will be the quality of the applicant's essay and what distinguishes the applicant as deserving of the award. The committee may also take into consideration the financial need for the award and the applicant's educational pursuits as they relate to the investigation or security industry.

Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020

All applications must be submitted or received at the office via USPS/regular mail or email on or before May 15, 2020, to:

California Association of Licensed Investigators 

Scholarship Committee 

320 Pine Avenue, Suite #1050
Long Beach, CA 90802

The selected recipient(s) will be notified after May 8th, and the Scholarship Award(s) will be presented during the CALI Annual Conference, June 11-13, 2020, at the Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs, CA. Click here for conference information.

We encourage you to apply for a CALI scholarship, please click here to complete the application.


If you would like to make a donation to the CALI Scholarship fund, please click here.